HOW TO: Make organic lactation cookies to help increase your breast milk production

by 09/01/15   filed under: baby feeding, baking, breastfeeding, food, green family, how-to, recipe, snack, vegetarian

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BOOK REVIEW: The Art of Cardboard showcases visionaries who turn humble cardboard into astonishing works of art

by 09/01/15   filed under: craft, diy kids crafts, kid friendly

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Fisher-Price opposes CA bill that would require labeling baby products that contain toxic flame retardant chemicals

by 09/01/15   filed under: baby gadgets, eco play, eco toddler, green baby, green family, green kids, health & body, kid friendly, kid gadgets, kids furniture, news, toxins

fisher price, toy safety, flame retardants, flame retardant chemicals, safe baby toys, safe baby gear, baby health, parental rights, product labeling safety, california sb 763Fisher-Price has come under fire numerous times over the past several years for its wishy-washy stance on toxic flame retardant chemicals. Now, a new chapter has opened in the controversy, as the toy and baby gear company’s trade group is currently fighting proposed legislation in California which would require manufacturers to label baby products made with the chemicals. The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association opposes the labeling bill SB 763, and a new petition seeks to convince Fisher-Price to back down.

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9 family friendly cargo bikes for toting kids and goods in eco style

by 08/31/15   filed under: eco toddler, gear for parents, green family, transportation

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HOW TO: Make addictive, vegan, gluten-free chocolate bark using coconut oil

by 08/31/15   filed under: healthy recipe, how-to, vegetarian

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The evolving identity of a stay-at-home-mom whose kids just started school full-time

by 08/31/15   filed under: parenting

back to school, parenting, parenting essay, personal essay

If you happen to see me during these first few weeks of school, know that behind the brave, smiling face that my children will witness as they head to their new classrooms is a parent who is excited, a little unsure, and more than slightly sentimental. It’s a new beginning for all of us.

For the past seven years, my primary identity has been that of “mom.” The label “mom” (or “parent” for that matter) simply doesn’t cover all the roles and jobs and details that have come to encompass my daily responsibilities at one time or another: lunch maker, juice Sherpa, story reader, block stacker, diaper changer, primary nutritional source, street-crossing hand holder, playdate organizer and supervisor, public transportation adventurer, playmate, binkie and blankie rescuer. Having both kids in school all day will obviously be a big change for them, but it took me a while to realize that for me (especially in our label-defining and obsessed society), my own identity is also in need of an evolution.

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15 ways kids can use rocks for art, crafts & learning

by 08/30/15   filed under: craft, diy kids crafts, green kids

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20 educational and FUN sensory table activities for kids!

by 08/28/15   filed under: eco toddler, education

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15 nature crafts for kids that can be made using found objects

15 nature crafts for kids that can be made using found objects

Flower Stained Glass Windows This stained glass window idea is a beautiful way to put all those flowers your child collects to great use while adding a pop of spring color to your…

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HOW TO: Make sweet & spicy vegetable Thai curry with an island of Jasmine rice

HOW TO: Make sweet & spicy vegetable Thai curry with an island of Jasmine rice

1. Gather the ingredients 1 cup of Jasmine rice 1 small onion 2 garlic cloves a bunch of mushrooms 1 small bottle of coconut milk 1 small piece of ginger 1 tsp of curry 1 tsp of…

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Me... Jane introduces young readers to the nature-loving, early roots of Jane Goodall

Me... Jane introduces young readers to the nature-loving, early roots of Jane Goodall

Young readers, however, will simply understand how powerful dreams can be and how real they can feel. Me… Jane, written in a flowing, simple style will appeal to even very young…

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Naturepedic's 2 in 1 organic cotton mattress offers the ideal way to transition tots from the crib to a big kid bed

Naturepedic's 2 in 1 organic cotton mattress offers the ideal way to transition tots from the crib to a big kid bed

Naturepedic has the utmost respect for the environment and your family’s health when producing their products. Handmade in the U.S.A by Amish craftsman without using potential…

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16 essential vegan foods to stock up on to switch your family to a plant-based diet

16 essential vegan foods to stock up on to switch your family to a plant-based diet

1. Noodles, rice, and or quinoa Noodles are a kid-friendly food no-brainer. Many noodles are vegan (although check for eggs), and there are so many varieties you can buy: gluten-free,…

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The Crayon Initiative recycles discarded crayons into new crayons for kids in children's hospitals

The Crayon Initiative recycles discarded crayons into new crayons for kids in children's hospitals

Crayons — those cheery, ubiquitous coloring implements, are likely lurking in your purse, hiding in at least five different drawers throughout your house, and leaving their mark…

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Woman who received womb transplant from her mother gives birth to a baby boy

Woman who received womb transplant from her mother gives birth to a baby boy

In an amazing feat of medicine and science that has uniquely united three generations, a woman who received a womb transplant from her mother recently gave birth to a healthy baby boy…

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The many downfalls of kids' addiction to tech: why limiting screen time will benefit your child

The many downfalls of kids' addiction to tech: why limiting screen time will benefit your child

Image courtesy of Shutterstock How Much Screen Time do Kids Really Have? If you think most kids are using tech in moderation, think again. Consider the following shocking…

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Couples who share childcare duties equally have better sex, according to new study

Couples who share childcare duties equally have better sex, according to new study

How you and your partner parent and divide household responsibilities directly correlates to satisfaction levels in the bedroom, according to a new study. Researchers at Georgia State…

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Parents sue Massachusetts boarding school, alleging the institution's WiFi is making their child sick

Parents sue Massachusetts boarding school, alleging the institution's WiFi is making their child sick

Keeping up with the latest technological advances is a priority for many schools, but the installation of a new, industrial-strength WiFi network is actually the reason one…

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